Healthy environments for food security and climate change in northern Canada: Case studies of food system initiatives within the Northwest Territories
Kelly Skinner, PhD
This research on healthy northern environments has an emphasis on community action, self-determination, and knowledge sharing, to better understand the intersections between food security, climate change, and Indigenous communities in northern regions within Canada. The team of northern communities, partners, and governments engages on interdisciplinary, community-based, and collaborative food system projects. This webinar will share past and ongoing case studies to evaluate community-led food system initiatives in the Northwest Territories and their links to environmental health, policy, and health and risk communication.
Dr. Kelly Skinner is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo and was awarded a CIHR-PHAC Applied Public Health Chair in 2022. This Chair has an emphasis on community action, self-determination, and knowledge sharing, to better understand the intersections between food security, climate change, and Indigenous communities in the NWT, northern regions in Canada, and globally, the circumpolar north. Kelly is a social scientist and engages in interdisciplinary, community-based, and collaborative research and evaluation with northern communities, partners, and governments. Kelly and her team of colleagues, students, community research leads and partners, capture community-led food initiatives in adapting to climate change and improving food security, northern food systems and environments, health and risk communication, health equity, and well-being.